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Sire Fusaichi Pegasus (USA)
Dam Circles of Gold
Grandsire Mr. Prospector
Damsire Marscay[1]
Gender stallion
Foaled 2003
Country Australian
Color Brown
Breeder Arch of Gold Pty Ltd Syndicate, F Meduri, G Moffitt
Owner F Tagg/Mrs Magnier/F Meduri/G Moffitt
Trainer Aidran O'Brien from 2007, Tony Vasil before 2007
Record 18:7-6-2[2]
Earnings AUD$2,731,170
Haradasun is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Circles of Gold by Fusaichi Pegasus (USA). He was born around 2003 in Australian, and was bred by Arch of Gold Pty Ltd Syndicate, F Meduri, G Moffitt.
Major wins

Doncaster Handicap 1600m (G1) Randwick 2007

George Ryder Stakes 1500m (G1) Rosehill 2007
Queen Anne Stakes 1600m (G1) Ascot 2008
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on 13 July 2009

Haradasun (foaled 28 November 2003) is a notable brown Australian Thoroughbred racehorse by Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) from Circles of Gold (AJC Oaks) by Marscay. His sire is a Kentucky Derby winner by champion sire Mr Prospector.

Haradasun is named after the boxer, 'Fighting Harada.' His most significant wins include the 2007 Group 1 Doncaster Handicap and George Ryder Stakes. He is trained by Tony Vasil, who also trained his half-brother Elvstroem. He has been ridden by jockeys Glen Boss and Nash Rawiller. His earnings so far are AUD$2,731,170.[1]


Racing record

Haradasun won his only two-year-old start at Swan Hill by ten lengths. In his first start as a three-year-old, he impressively won the listed 1,200 metre Vain Stakes at Caulfield in Melbourne. In his next start, he lost to the reigning champion two-year-old, Miss Finland, in the HDF McNeil Quality, again at Caulfield over 1,200 metres. Haradasun looked to be a real contender for the 2006 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival but his trainer, Tony Vasil, noticed he was slightly lame in one leg after he had cooled down one morning after track work. A series of X-ray's were taken of his legs, all showing no problems except for the last one taken. This X-ray revealed a slight crack to a cannon bone and Haradasun was immediately spelled for three months. He made a successful return to racing in 2007 Zeditave Stakes at listed level.

Haradasun, ridden by Nash Rawiller, was defeated by the three-year-old filly Catechuchu in the Schweppes Stakes on Blue Diamond Stakes day at Caulfield in February 2007. In next month, he finished fourth to Miss Finland in the Australian Guineas, won the George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill in Sydney before winning the Group 1 Doncaster Handicap mile at Royal Randwick. He looked on track to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but he was beaten into second place by two lengths by the Gai Waterhouse trained Desert War.

Coolmore Stud buy-out

Coolmore Stud, an international breeding company, bought a half share in Haradasun for $20 million,[3] and they replaced Rawiller with Damien Oliver, for the rest of the 2007 season. After running several minor places, Haradasun finished third in the 2,040m Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on 27 October 2007.

Racing in 2008

Haradasun won in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on 17 June 2008.

Race record


  • Vain Stakes 1100m (Listed) Caulfield 2006
  • Zedative Stakes 1200m (Listed) Caulfield 2007
  • 2YO Handicap 1300m Swan Hill


  • McNeil Stakes 1200m (G3) Caulfield 2006
  • Schweppes Stakes 1400m (G3) Caulfield 2007
  • Bletchingly Stakes 1200m (G3) Caulfield 2007



Stud record

Haradasun was retired to stand at the Coolmore Stud where in 2008 he covered 133 mares at $55,000 a mare.[5] His service fee for 2009 is $35,750.


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